Naomi Ayers

Naomi Ayers

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Lewes

Lewes BN7
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I currently have availability on Tuesday and Fridays.  Evenings available on request.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced humanistic counsellor who is passionate about supporting you to explore what brings you to therapy. At the heart of my approach is building a trusting, honest and open relationship with my clients to enable to the most successful of therapeutic journeys. 

Whether you are feeling trapped by anxiety, overwhelmed with grief or stuck in a toxic relationship, I can help you to navigate these difficult feelings and emotions, find your true sense of self again and rediscover the clarity you may have lost. 

I have a private practice in Lewes where I will provide you with a calm space and experience of working with a varied client base. I work in a person-centred way which means through support, I believe you have the ability to make the positive changes you need and with a humanistic approach my focus is on you as a unique individual.

My specialist areas are working with long-term ill health, bereavement and loss, however this is by no means exhaustive.

I offer support for a full range of issues, some of which include:

anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, trauma, abuse, gambling, self-esteem.

Working together we can move through or overcome your challenges, enabling greater control over which path to follow next. 

Practice description

Alongside my private practice I work for the NHS at Sussex Cancer Centre supporting cancer patients and their families through diagnosis, treatment and beyond. I am also a counsellor at Sussex MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centre in Brighton and a low cost community counselling service in Newhaven.  I have previously worked as a bereavement counsellor at St. Wilfrid's Hospice in Eastbourne.

I am qualified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which can be used to help accept difficult life experiences as they happen and build a more compassionate relationship with these challenging experiences.

Additional training I have completed includes Transactional Analysis (TA101), trauma, suicide, complex grief and gambling addiction. 

My first session

It can be hard finding the right counsellor, therefore I offer an initial free 20 minute phone call to explore what is bringing you to therapy, answer any questions you may have and to give us both an opportunity to decide whether working together is right for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited